INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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........................ 48 7 Disabling Flash........................................................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List................. 55 x Image Playback.......................................................................................................... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes................................................ 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ........................................................................ 10 Handling Precautions ........................................................................ 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display . 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects................................................... 58 6 ...................... 5 Contents at a Glance............................ 27 Setting the Date and Time............................................................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting................ 24 Installing and Removing the Battery................................................................................................................................................................ 46 1 Full Auto Techniques.................................................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 12 Quick Start Guide ........................................... 40 Formatting the Card........................................................................... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery .......... 14 Nomenclature ...................................................................... 35 Basic Operation ................................................................. 4 Chapters ............................................................................................................ 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer................................................................... 49 2 Shooting Portraits........................................ 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ............................................................................................................................. 38 3 Menu Operations .................................................................................... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ................................................................................................................................ 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ........................................................................................................... 26 Turning on the Power ............................................ 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ...................................................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ..............................................................................................

..................................................................................................................70 j Using the Self-timer .............................................104 Preventing Camera Shake ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ..62 D Using the Built-in Flash ...............................69 i Continuous Shooting ..........................................................................................94 Setting the Color Space ........................................................................................................................................................................................97 A FE Lock..............98 B: Setting the White Balance .............................................................................................................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ............................................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE....................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality.........................................................................................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ...........................................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed .......................106 7 ......................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field .....................................................................................68 MF: Manual Focusing ....72 A Selecting a Picture Style ............80 Depth of Field Preview ........................................................................................................................................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ...............................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer............................................................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE.....................89 A Customizing a Picture Style .......................................99 2 White Balance Correction................................................82 a: Manual Exposure................................................................................................................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction .........................................................................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing..................................96 A AE Lock .......................................................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style.......................85 q Changing the Metering Mode.....................................................................................................................

........................................................................................................................... 158 b Rotating the Image ....................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings .............................................. 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ........................................................................ 146 Setting the Flash ...... 160 k Playing Movies ......................................................................................................................................................................... 111 Using AF to Focus .............................................................................................................................................. 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time....................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ....................................... 138 Silencing the Beeper .......................... 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly....................................................................................................................................... 150 Appending Dust Delete Data .................................................. 164 8 .. 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes .............................................................. 156 u/y Magnified View .................................................. 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ...................................................................... 113 Focusing Manually..................................... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings......................................... 159 k Enjoying Movies ........................................................................................................................ 142 B Checking Camera Settings......................................................... 124 Shooting Function Settings ......................................................................................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ...................................................... 138 Card Reminder ............................................. 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ................................................ 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies................................................................................................................ 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ............. 139 File Numbering Methods ............................ 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ......................................................................................................................................................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color.................................... 138 Setting the Image Review Time ......................................................................

.............................................................................................................218 Error Codes.........................................224 Specifications ...................................................................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ........................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)...............................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails .............................................................................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet .....210 Menu Settings ..........208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes..............183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) .......................................204 External Speedlites ..............................................................................................................................................................198 Setting Copyright Information.......................................................................................................................178 Trimming the Image ....................................................................176 wPrinting......................216 Troubleshooting Guide.................................................167 K Protecting Images ......................................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ................................................................212 System Map .............................................................................................190 Custom Function Settings ......................................................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ..................................225 Index ....................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF .................................................203 Remote Control Shooting.................................................................................................................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ....................................................................................................170 L Erasing Images .................171 B Shooting Information Display ....192 Registering My Menu ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.87 (Exposure compensation) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.50.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.108 (A Live View shooting) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.45 . 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.71 (j Self-timer) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.46. 62. 53.84 (Bulb exposure) p.

72 (76.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.156 (H Index display) p.167 (Video OUT) p.171 (L Delete) p.72 (73.58 (x Playback) p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.170 (K Image protect) p.175 (Direct printing) 11 .68 (S AF point selection) p. 83. 1) p.53.

wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. If there is condensation. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. viewfinder. test all its functions before using it. reflex mirror. remove the lens. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. dry. If condensation forms on the camera. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. well-ventilated location. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. 12 . Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. card and battery from the camera. For stubborn dirt. To prevent condensation. and focusing screen. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. do not use the camera. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. This is to avoid damaging the camera. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. Even while the camera is in storage. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation.

speakers. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. or wet the card. physical shock. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. Do not store the card in hot. In low or high temperatures. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. Live View shooting. They do not affect the images recorded. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. or humid locations. dusty. However. Do not subject it to excessive force. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. etc.01% or less pixels. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. note the following: Do not drop. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. bend. the camera may become hot. 13 . Store the card in a case. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. are not a malfunction. or vibration. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period.99% effective pixels.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. It will return to normal at room temperature. or magnet.. Although this is not a malfunction. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting.

(p.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. (p. Attach the lens.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. see page 24. (p. (p.31) With the card’s label facing you. insert it into the slot. Set the power switch to <1>.26) To charge the battery.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. see page 29. . (p.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card.

Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). (p. 2 sec. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. on the LCD monitor.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. Take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway. (p.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. the built-in flash will popup automatically. see “Erasing Images” (p. 15 .58). Focus the subject. (p. To display the image again. Review the picture. (p.171).37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. and the camera will focus the subject. press the <x> button (p. To delete an image. see page 107.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. If necessary.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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231) Zoom position index (p.69.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.33) Contacts (p.33) 21 .231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.35) Contacts (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.35) Lens mount index (p.231) Zoom ring (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.34) Hood mount (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.69.34) Focusing ring (p.13) Lens mount index (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.33) Zoom position index (p.33) Zoom ring (p.

Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.24). Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24).

The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p.205).Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 . Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.

Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. 2 Attach the battery.10°C / 43°F . flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. As shown in the illustration. It takes approx. the full-charge lamp will turn green. For safety reasons. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. 24 .50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. follow the above procedure in reverse. To detach the battery. attach the battery securely. When the battery is fully recharged. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover.

Store the battery with the protective cover attached. When not using the camera. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. Even during storage. Purchase a new battery. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. remove the battery. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. 25 . the battery has reached the end of its service life. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. If necessary. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. Doing so can damage the battery charger. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. a small amount of power current is released. After recharging the battery.

After opening the battery compartment cover. the battery Insert the end with contacts. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. the hinge might break. Otherwise. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery.until it snaps shut. 3 Close the cover. 26 .Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. be careful not to swing it back further. Insert the battery until it locks in place. To prevent short circuiting. 2 Insert the battery. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery.

the <f> icon might not be displayed. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. just press the shutter button halfway (p. Even during the sensor cleaning. [Recording . the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. the LCD monitor will display <f>.37). the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. During the sensor cleaning.. see page 29 to set the date/time. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p.. 27 . <1> : The camera turns on. Set to this position when not using the camera.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. This is normal and not a problem. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. To turn on the camera again. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card.139).] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image.

the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. 28 . 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. 550 shots Approx. Depending on the lens used. 470 shots without flash use and approx. n : Battery must be recharged. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. no Live View shooting.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. see page 109. For battery life with Live View shooting. • Using the LCD monitor often. 470 shots Approx. but adequate power remains. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. 270 shots with 50% flash use. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. the number of possible shots may be lower. x : Battery level is slightly down.

3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset.) setting. 29 . Press then press <0>. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. If this happens. The date/time will be set. Press the <V> key to set the number. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. set the date/time again. Under 2 Time]. the date/time might be reset. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. Be sure to set the correct date/time.to select the the <U> key date or time number. then press <0>. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. the [6] tab. 1 Display the menu. (Returns to b. the 3 SetPress date and time. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. Press the <M> button to display the menu. then press <0>.

3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. The interface language will change. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. 30 . then press <0>. tab. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. the 3 SetPress desired language. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). the the <V> key to select language. Press the <M> button to display the menu.

Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. 3 Close the cover. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it.138). image-recording quality. When you set the power switch to <1>. etc. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. ISO speed.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). 31 . Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. the card. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor.

card.. Gently in the The card will stick out. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. or data is being transferred.. The card may then return to normal. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. then open the cover. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. Make sure the access lamp is off. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p.42). Check that “Recording. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. then let go.140). then close the cover. 32 . If the card already contains recorded images. If the error persists.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. never do any of the following. remove and reinstall the card. being erased. the 2 Remove pushcard. use a different card.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. • Shaking or banging the camera around. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. • Opening the card slot cover. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. It may also damage the card or camera. • Removing the battery. Doing so may damage the image data. Set the power switch to <2>. Pull the card straight out. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects.

do it in a place with minimal dust. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. Red index lens. autofocus will not operate. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. lens. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus).Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). 4 Remove the front lens cap. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. 33 . When storing the camera without a lens attached.

6x. If you want to zoom. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. do it before focusing.9 mm / 0. Image sensor size (22. Turn the lens until it stops.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1.59 in. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. Doing so may cause loss of vision. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. do not touch the rotating part. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing.3 x 14. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.) 34 .94 in.88 x 0.42 x 0.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. then detach it.

5-5. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>.5-5. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. The Image Stabilizer will operate. 35 . If the camera is mounted on a tripod.5-5.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod.6 IS lens as an example. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. picture. However.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>.

6. sold separately) is recommended. 4. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. 5. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. 2. place one foot in front of the other. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. To maintain a stable stance. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. 3. 36 . using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. see page 107. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger.

note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. and image recording. Even during the menu display. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. image playback. You can press the shutter button halfway. It can cause blurred pictures. To prevent camera shake. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). then slowly press the shutter button completely. 37 .

you can select certain drive modes (p. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. press the <Q> button. the the <S> key to select function to be set. 38 .70) and the imagerecording quality (p. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. When the shooting settings are displayed.72). In the Basic Zone modes (except C). The Quick Control screen will activate (7). This is called the Quick Control screen. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. the 2 SetPress desired setting. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.

62) Highlight tone priority* (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.70) Metering mode (p.80) Shutter speed (p.89) Shooting mode* (p.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.72) Picture Style (p. <0> 39 .66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.20) Image-recording quality (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.103) Drive mode (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.99) ISO speed (p.86) AF mode (p.75) White balance (p. select the function and press <0>.

<S> cross keys. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . etc. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. date/time. While looking at the LCD monitor. use the <M> button. and <0> button on the camera back.

tab. then press <0>. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. 4 Select the setting.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. A list of menu functions is on page 212. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. <0> to setting. 41 . 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. 5 SetPress desired set it. the setting.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. item. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item.) The current setting is indicated in blue. Press the <M> button to display the menu.

the menu will reappear. then select [OK]. 1 Select [Format]. format the card with the camera. etc. If necessary. 42 . Even protected images will be erased.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. Under the [5] tab.. 2 Format the card. transfer the images to a computer. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. all images and data in the card will be erased. press <0>. then press <0>. For low-level formatting. Select [OK]. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. When the card is formatted. then The card will be formatted. before formatting the card. select [Format]. When the formatting is completed.

A card-related error is displayed (p. The card is full with images or data. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. The actual data is not completely erased. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer.224). 43 . the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. When the card is formatted or data is erased. Even in this case. Then format the card with the camera. only the file management information is changed. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. When discarding the card. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.

44 . the LCD monitor might turn off. the display-off sensor (p. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view.17. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. If a fluorescent light is nearby. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. menu screen. In such a case. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. image. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. Appears when you press the <x> button. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. If this happens. etc. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically.

With the Basic Zone modes. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p.210). the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images.103). 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. Ba si cZ one 45 . Also. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations.

If the built-in flash has popped up. you can push it back down with your fingers. on the LCD monitor. Focus confirmation light picture. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. 3 Focus the subject. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. the built-in flash will popup automatically. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. All the AF points will be used to focus. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. 46 . and generally the closest object will be focused. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. halfway. If necessary. At the same time.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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Some lenses have indications such as <40.. move away from the subject. use the telephoto end. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. stand out better. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark.25m/0.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. Under low light. use a macro lens (sold separately). The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. A simple background makes the flower. To make small things appear much larger. etc. 52 . Move to the subject as close as possible. With a zoom lens.8ft>. If you have a zoom lens. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. If you are too close to the subject. the built-in flash will fire. Shooting Tips Use a simple background.

Use the center AF point to focus. 3. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus.) and autofocusing will take effect. the beeper will continue beeping softly. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink.7 shots per sec.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. When you want to take the picture. Aim the center AF point over the subject. continuous shooting (max. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. 53 . Hold the camera steady and shoot. press the shutter button completely. During autofocusing. If you hold down the shutter button. use the <5> (Sports) mode. If focus cannot be achieved. approx. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle.

the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. 54 . Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. Keep the person within 5 meters/16.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. When using a zoom lens. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto).4 feet from the camera. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. If the self-timer is also used. Under low light. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Also. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person.

the 3 SetPress desired setting. depth of field. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. picture. see page 56-57. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. etc. color tone (Picture Style). the the <S> key to select function to be set. For details about each function. the image-recording quality. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. However. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. 55 . The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. * CA stands for Creative Auto.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. to select You can <S> key the function (7). Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom.

(3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. If you want to blur the background. When flash is used. <D> (Flash on). (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. the background might not look so blurred. If you move it toward the right. If you set <b> (Flash off). the picture will look brighter. it will not be applied. If you move it toward the right. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. the background will look more in focus. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. the picture will look darker. the background will look more blurred. 56 .C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash).

Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec.. By pressing <0>. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3.7 frames per second (fps).204). the set number of shots is taken continuously. or black-and-white photos. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. continuous. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. Remote control shooting is also possible (p.71. * By pressing <0>. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. 57 . you can set it for portraits. landscapes. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. (p.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. (5) Single.

3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. For more details on the playback procedure. 1 Playback the image. When you press the <x> button.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. see page 155. the display format will change. press the <Z> key. the last captured image will be displayed. 58 . Each time you press the <B> button. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. image. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. press the <Y> key.

The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. 3 59 . In the <d> (Program AE) mode.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. you can set various functions and be more creative. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. * <d> stands for Program. to prevent spoiled shots.

The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. 4 Take the picture. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. This is called Program AE. 60 . and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). 2 Focus the subject. Then press the shutter button halfway. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red.

drive mode. The functions you can set are limited. So under low light. the built-in flash will not fire automatically.62) or use the built-in flash (p. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. 61 . The program can be shifted. the program shift will be canceled. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). drive mode. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash.210). You can freely set the AF mode. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots.64). the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway.64). In low light (30" 3. In the <d> mode. many functions such the AF mode.5). Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. as shown in the figure. you can change the ISO speed (p. either increase the ISO speed (p. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. In very low light or very bright light. and other functions (p. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. built-in flash. In bright light (4000 22).62) or use flash (p.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. Program shift is not possible with flash. decrease the ISO speed. After you take the picture. With <d>.

the ISO speed. (9) [ISO speed] will appear.6400 (p.63). ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 .192).194). 1 Press the <Z> button.Fn)] menu. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. 62 .64). dots of light. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.63).6400. the farther the flash range will be (p. In the Basic Zone modes. etc.1600 1600 . the ISO speed will be set automatically (p.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. In the [7 Custom Functions (C.) may appear.400 400 . 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. noise (banding.Fn)] menu. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . the ISO speed is set automatically (p. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed. Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. With “AUTO” selected.

then press <0>. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . However. Therefore. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. select [ISO Auto]. in the image’s shooting information.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. As indicated below. 800. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. the ISO speed will be set within this range. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. 1600. When “AUTO” is set. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. or 3200. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. Select the ISO speed. then press <0>.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. 400. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. Under the [y] tab. 200. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. 63 . you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 .

13 / 3.D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.5 1 .5 / 3.31 1 .11 1 .9.138 [Approx.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5 . In the <d> mode. .) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.24 1 . In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.3.30 / 3.34 1 .5 .26 / 3.12 1 . button halfway. picture.5 .17 1 .5 .69 1 .15 / 3. just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures. the flash will fire for the picture.5 .5-5.21 / 3.7.11 / 3. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures. In Creative Zone modes.5 / 3.5 .5 / 3. 1 Press the <D> button.97 1 . While the flash is recycling.43 1 .5 . in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 . the shutter speed (1/60 sec.5 .5 / 3.49 1 . 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.5 .19 / 3. low light.5 .15 1 . 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.6.42 / 3.5 / 3.61 1 .6 IS lens 64 .5 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .5 .7.5 .5 / 3.5 / 3.5 .4.5-5.5.5 / 3.1/200 sec.5 . or backlit conditions in daylight. “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.3.5 .2.22 1 .

or when you go closer to the subject.3 feet away from the subject. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. For best results. when the room is well lit. For flash photography. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. 65 . Under the [1] tab. take the picture after this display turns off. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. Then when you press the shutter button completely. In bright light. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. you can extend the flash range. then press <0>. the red-eye reduction lamp will light.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. decrease the ISO speed. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. decrease the ISO speed.]. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. then press <0>. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. select [Red-eye reduc. When you press the shutter button halfway. For important shots. when you press the shutter button halfway. By increasing the ISO speed. Select [Enable]. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). the picture will be taken. increase the ISO speed.

While you hold down the shutter button halfway. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. 1 On the lens. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. With evaluative metering (p. 4 Focus the subject. When focus is achieved. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. You can then recompose the shot if desired. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. the <ZE> button. 2 Press mode] will appear. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. the camera will focus only once. When you press the shutter button halfway. then press <0>. the focus will be locked. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. In the Basic Zone modes. 66 .86).

The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.202). focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. the beeper will sound softly.68) is automatic. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. With AI Servo AF. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. When the AF point selection (p. If this occurs. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. 67 . Also. the subject will be focused continuously. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. During autofocusing. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. if the subject starts moving. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. However.

the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. 1 Press the <S> button. and <a> modes. <s>. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. 2 Select the AF point. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. While looking at the viewfinder. <f>. Therefore. 68 . Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. Generally.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. automatic AF point selection will be set. With the <d> (Program AE).to select the AF Press the <S> key point. all the AF points are active. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. the subject. When all AF points light up. you can select one AF point to focus where you want.

and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. If it is difficult to focus. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically.8. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder.0 to f/2. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. 69 . high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. with a fast lens from f/1. Also. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. First use the center AF point to focus. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. the beeper sounds. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. select and use the center AF point. 2 Focus the subject. If you focus the eyes first.

the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. In AI Servo AF mode. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. Press the <U> then press <0>. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. Flash can also be used.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. 2 Select <i>. 1 Press the <YiQ> button.7 shots per sec. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. Since the flash will require recycling time. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. 70 . If the [7 Custom Functions (C. 3 Take the picture. key to select <i>. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light.193) is set to [2: Strong].

You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. 3 Take the picture. 2 Select the self-timer. Q: 10-sec. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. use focus lock (p. self-timerN (p. it may throw off the exposure. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. press the <YiQ> button. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. With <q>. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. After taking self-timer shots.106) q: 10-sec. focus the subject. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. then press <0>. Two seconds before the picture is taken. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. Look through the viewfinder. then press the shutter button completely. 71 . self-timer The remote control can also be used. beeper. (p. attach the eyepiece cover (p. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken.58).j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button.205).204) l: 2-sec.

the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M).4 3.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card.2 3.0 megapixels (8M) Approx.4 1.0. 17. 2 Selectyour reference.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. card brand. then press <0>. ISO 100. 17. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed.7 2.5 24.5+6. and Standard Picture Style. [Quality] will appear. ISO speed.1 24.5 megapixels (4. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject.5M) Approx. number of possible shots. Select the desired quality.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. 1 Select [Quality].9. 72 . then press <0>. select [Quality]. image size in pixels (****x****). Custom Functions. 17. Under the [1] tab. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx.5 megapixels) and the image quality.2 1. and other settings. 4. * The file size. 8. or 4. the image-recording quality. 8.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx.

If A3 (42x29. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. it might be fewer than indicated. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated.0in. Even with the same number of pixels.7x21cm/ 1 83. 11.) you want to crop the image.8x10cm/5. the 7 image has higher image quality.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. 1. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate.7cm/16. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated.3in.7in.7cm/7. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality.8x3. Depending on the shooting conditions. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. 83 A4 (29. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . Other than 1.8x12. Or.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera.5x11. For details.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing.7x8. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. If 8 is selected. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate.0x5. or 1+73 is recommended.9. 14. 73 . but more images can be saved to the card.9in. the image quality will be slightly lower. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side.

JPG File extension 1. 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 .3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. CR2 0001 .193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. Using the provided software is recommended. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing. (Noise may be noticeable in the images. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . 74 .JPG for JPEG and .) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.CR2 for RAW).Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images.

and crisp. By changing the [Color tone] (p. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. 75 . you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. you can adjust the skin tone. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. sharp. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens.92). [Picture Style] will appear. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. Effective for impressive landscapes. and very sharp and crisp images.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. then press <0>. The image looks softer. 1 Press the <XA> button. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. Effective for close-ups of women or children. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. Picture Style. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. picture.

V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. Other than with 1. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. 76 . make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. [Landscape].A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. and adjust it as desired (p. For natural colors and subdued images. W User Def. etc. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. When [Monochrome] is selected. The image is dull and subdued.. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. a Picture Style file. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color.91). the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color.

4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. The second half of this chapter.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. Except for <8>. aperture setting. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. 77 .

“0"5” indicates 0. However. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial.5 sec. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. Also. * <s> stands for Time value.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. 78 . and “15"” is 15 sec. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. and turning it to the left sets a slower one.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. the desired shutter speed. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. picture.

To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. or slower. 79 .s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. to 30 sec. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. to 1/500 sec. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. If the exposure will be too dark. If the exposure will be too bright. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. If this happens. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. If you use a telephoto lens. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. If this happens. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. to 1/30 sec.

the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. picture. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. the smaller the aperture opening will be. 80 . Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. If no lens is attached to the camera. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. the desired aperture. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens.

If the picture will be too dark. 81 . If the picture will be too bright. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. Under low light. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). but also the lens and subject distance. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. And the closer the subject. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. In such cases. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. the “30"” (30 sec. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed.) shutter speed display will blink. If this happens. If this happens. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. On the other hand. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. the narrower the depth of field.) shutter speed display will blink. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background.

192). auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure).f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. (fixed)] (p. to suit the scene’s brightness. You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. Using a tripod is recommended. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). 82 .112). If you are handholding the camera.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.30 sec. . set the [7 Custom Functions (C. In low light. keep it steady to prevent camera shake. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically.

The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. * <a> stands for Manual. You can decide which exposure level to set. to 1/30 sec. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. 83 . hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. To set the aperture. To set the shutter speed. turn the <6> dial. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. With flash. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. or to bulb.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. the exposure level mark will move.

For bulb exposures.204) for bulb exposures. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. It can be used to photograph fireworks. 84 . The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. p. 205) is recommended.193).204. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. etc. later. the image might look a little grainy. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button.

it means that the subject is too dark. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. however. 3 Take the picture. A slow shutter speed has been set. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). All the AF points will function to detect the subject. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. 85 . If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. Increase the ISO speed. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. the subject. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. I want to use flash. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. Decrease the ISO speed. The exposure is correct. Use a tripod to steady the camera. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. it means that the subject is too bright. Flash can be used.

e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. select [Metering mode].q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. Under the [2] tab. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. evaluative metering is recommended. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. 1 Select [Metering mode]. then press <0>.select the the <U> key to metering mode. This metering mode is for advanced users. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. This metering mode is for advanced users. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. Normally. 86 . the 2 SetPress metering mode. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. etc. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. then press <0>.

hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. 87 ./AEB] on page 89. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. comp. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. After taking the picture. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops.

comp. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func./ AEB] menu (p. 88 . If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. setting] option.149).<S> key to select [y*]. After taking the picture. press the <Q> button (p. With the shooting settings displayed. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. Select [Flash exp. Press the [Flash exposure comp. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker.38).89). 1 Display the Quick Control screen. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.] will be displayed at the bottom. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. turn the <6> dial to the right. The Quick Control screen will activate (7).103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. comp] (p. To make the flash exposure brighter. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. 2 Select [y]. turn the <6> dial to the left.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway.

then press <0>. 89 ./AEB]. comp. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. You can then choose the best exposure. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). comp. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely./AEB]. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. and increased exposure. decreased exposure.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. When you press the shutter button halfway. the AEB amount. AEB amount picture. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. Press <0> to set it. Under the [2] tab. select [Expo.

The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. Using AEB with exposure compensation. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). etc. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. and increased exposure. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. AEB will be applied. With <q> set. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. you can take three continuous shots. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. flash recycling is complete. decreased exposure. If <i> continuous shooting (p.57). and increased exposure. decreased exposure.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. 90 . If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.

take test shots.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. Under the [2] tab. 1 Select [Picture Style]. parameter. To see the resulting effects. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. then press <0>. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. the 4 SetPress parameter. select [Picture Style]. then press <0>. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. <B> button. 91 . see page 93. screen will appear.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. The Detail set.then press the Select Style. To customize [Monochrome]. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters.

the softer the image will look. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. set it toward the minus end. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. To increase the color saturation. To make it sharper. set it toward the plus end. To make the skin tone less red. To make it less sharp. the crisper the image will look. The closer it is to G. set it toward the plus end. the more diluted the colors will look. the redder the skin tone will look. The closer it is to E.] in step 3. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. set it toward the plus end. the bolder the colors will look. To make the skin tone redder. To increase the contrast. The closer it is to H. To decrease the color saturation. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. The closer it is to F. By selecting [Default set.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. the sharper the image will look. The closer it is to G. set it toward the minus end. To decrease the contrast. set it toward the E end. The closer it is to H. 92 . set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to G. the more yellow the skin tone will look. The closer it is to H. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. the blander the image will look. set it toward the F end.

Skin tones and lips will look fine. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. It can make the image look more impressive. The blue sky will look quite dark. The blue sky will look slightly darker. you can create a monochrome image in that color. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. 93 . and the white clouds will look crisper. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. The sunset will look more brilliant. The blue sky will look more natural. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page.

4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. 1].]. The Detail set. 3]. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. press With [Picture <0>. Style. 1 Select [Picture Style]. then press the Select [User Def. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 2]. Under the [2] tab. select [Picture Style]. then press <0>. 2 Select [User Def. then press <0>. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. or [User Def. 94 . [User Def. Style] selected. <B> button. 3 Press <0>. select the Picture Style here.*]. screen will appear. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def.

If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. *] and then shoot.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. *] settings will revert to the default. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. then press <0>. *] will be displayed in blue. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. To shoot with the registered Picture Style.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired.144). For details. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. the 6 SetPress parameter. then press <0>. *]. *]. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. all the [User Def. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. 95 .

select [Color space]. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. 1 Select [Color space].3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors.0 (Exif 2. the color space. With this camera. then press <0>. The ICC profile is not appended. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses.0 (Exif 2. and Design rule for Camera File System 2.21). This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. then [sRGB] press <0>. sRGB is set automatically. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. In Basic Zone modes. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. For normal shooting. sRGB is recommended. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required.21). Adobe RGB. Under the [2] tab. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). 96 .

and take picture. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. It is effective for backlit subjects. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. 97 .86) AF Point Selection Method (p. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. Press the shutter button halfway. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. 1 Focus the subject. then recompose and take the shot.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. button. This is called AE lock. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. Each time you press the <A> button. it locks the current auto exposure setting. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). The exposure setting will be displayed.

and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. then press the <A> button. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. In the viewfinder. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. <A> button. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. 4 Take the picture. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. the <D> icon will blink. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. 98 . The flash is fired to take the picture. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. Each time you press the <A> button. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject.

2 Select the white balance. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. The plain. Spot metering circle 99 . <Q> will be set automatically. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. [White appear. white object should fill the spot metering circle. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. You can set any white balance. In Basic Zone modes. 1 Photograph a white object. Normally. The “Approx. then press <0>. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance.

Instead of a white object. 100 . select [OK] and the data will be imported. it cannot be selected in step 3. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. On the dialog screen which appears. then press <0>. When the menu reappears. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select <O>. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. 2 Select [Custom tab. a correct white balance might not be obtained. The custom white balance selection screen will appear.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. If you do step 3. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. data. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance].76). 4 Select the custom white balance. then press <0>. press the <M> button to exit the menu. Press the <WB> button.

Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. A is amber. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. During the white balance correction.) Sample setting: A2. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. the correction. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. G1 101 . This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. Under the [2] tab. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. M is magenta. B is for blue. then press <0>. and G is green. On the upper right.

Standard white balance. Set the white balance bracketing amount. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. 2. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). and 3. On the right. Blue (B) bias. Since three images are recorded for one shot. 102 . Amber (A) bias.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. when you turn the <6> dial. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. In step 2 for white balance correction. or 1. Standard white balance. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. and 3. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). Magenta (M) bias. Green (G) bias. 2. the card will take longer to record the shot. During WB bracketing. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. “BKT” stands for Bracketing.

1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. For RAW images. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). If you want a darker exposure. Under the [2] tab. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. 103 . The default setting is [Standard]. In Basic Zone modes. set this to [Disable] first. With JPEG images. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. flash exposure compensation. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. then press <0>. the setting. noise might increase. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. 3 Take the picture. then press <0>. [Standard] is set automatically. the image might still come out bright. the correction is done when the image is captured.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary.

then press <0>. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. The default setting is [Enable]. Press the <V> key to select [Enable].]. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed.].3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. screen. select [Peripheral illumin. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . the four corners of the picture might look darker. With JPEG images. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. For RAW images. Under the [1] tab. 3 Take the picture. the correction is done when the image is captured. correct. then press <0>. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. correct. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).

the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. 25 lenses. the correction amount will be lower. 105 . Depending on shooting conditions. When using a non-Canon lens. If the lens does not have distance information. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. With EOS Utility (provided software). The higher the ISO speed. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. the lower the correction amount will be. if you select [Enable]. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. In step 2. noise might appear on the image periphery. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. For JPEG images already captured. For details. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended.

the mirror locks up. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). Remote control shooting. 1 Focus the subject. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. then the picture is taken 2 sec. When you press the shutter button completely. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. press the shutter button completely. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. single shooting will take effect. In such cases. but no picture will be taken. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. The mirror will swing up. it will go back down automatically. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. mirror lockup is effective. there will be a shutter-release sound. later. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. 106 . Do not point the camera toward the sun.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p.195). later. delay. press the transmit button. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again.

This is called “Live View shooting. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. camera shake can cause blurred images. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. For details. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. 107 . Using a tripod is recommended. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor.

When you press the shutter button halfway.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. 2 Focus the subject. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. 108 . The image’s field of view is approx. After the image review ends. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically.113-120). The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Press the <A> button. with AF or Before shooting. focus manual focus (p. picture. 100%.

30 min. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). When flash is used. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. set [Live View shoot. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. but only one shot will be taken. there will be two shutter sounds.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. 109 .] to [Enable]. do not point the lens toward the sun. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. 1 hr. During Live View shooting. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.

the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. If flash is used or bulb is set. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. 110 . The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. If <g> is blinking. the information display will change. However.or bright-light conditions. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions.

Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. you can also set the white balance. 1 Press the <Q> button. drive mode. 111 . In Creative Zone modes. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. Picture Style. When <f> is selected. function and set it. the AF points will also be displayed. and AF mode. and Auto Lighting Optimizer.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue.

AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. [u Live mode] (p. the Live View shooting will be terminated. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off].118).Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below.114). Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). p. you can display grid lines.113).204) for Live View shooting. [7 Clear settings]. If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. During continuous shooting. [6 Sensor cleaning]. or [Quick mode] (p. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. In Creative Zone modes. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. 169). Even while the Live View image is displayed. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. or [7 Firmware Ver. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p.167. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. (camera power remains on).]. 112 .139).

the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. 1 Display the Live View image. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. The AF point < > will appear. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Also. Press the <A> button.120). The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. AF point 2 Move the AF point. 113 .114). to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). and focus manually (p. p. and [Quick mode] (p. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. While the Live View image is displayed. press the <L> button. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen.118). If you want to achieve precise focus. Select the AF mode. To return the AF point to the center. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. [u Live mode] (face detection. Under [6 Live View function settings]. select [AF mode].Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. magnify the image.

human faces are detected and focused. Have the target person face the camera. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure.Using AF to Focus the subject. 114 . If focus is not achieved. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. 1 Display the Live View image. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. the AF point will turn orange. When a face is detected. <q> will be displayed. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. If multiple faces are detected. Press the <A> button. picture. When focus is achieved.108).

Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. When you press the <L> button. 115 .Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. too bright or too dark. picture.108). the <p> will be grayed out. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame.113). The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. titled horizontally or diagonally. If a face cannot be detected. When focus is achieved. or partially hidden. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. If focus is not achieved. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. If the focus is way off. face detection will not be possible. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. the AF point will turn orange. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure.

The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. return to the normal view and autofocus. If this happens. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. the image will be magnified at the AF point. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. Even when focus has been achieved. 116 . then take the picture. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. the focus might be off.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. In the u Live mode. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus.

A special effects filter is used. Subjects at the edge of the picture. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Under a light source whose brightness. or pattern keeps changing. flat surfaces.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Subjects in low light. Subjects strongly reflecting light. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Extremely small subjects. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. 117 . Night scenes or points of light. color. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction.

The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. 118 .66). the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. and the larger box is the magnifying frame.<Q> button. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. Although you can focus the target area quickly. Press the <A> button.

The Live View image will turn off. 119 . 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. and AF will be executed.Using AF to Focus the subject. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. When focus is achieved. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. The AF point used to focus will light in red.108). the reflex mirror will go back down. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. picture.

To return the magnifying frame to the center. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure.the magnified image. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. After achieving focus. picture.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. 2 Move the magnifying frame. Each time you press the <u> button. 120 . Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. press the <L> button. the image.108). then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus.

the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. such as the sun. However. If this happens. In low light. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. the screen might flicker. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. When you magnify the image. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. If you point the camera in a different direction. the image quality might degrade. However. If the light source within the image changes. If you then continue with Live View shooting. 121 . stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases.

Even if you take the picture during magnified view.) may appear.191). FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. dots of light. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. During the magnified view. noise (banding. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. If you take the picture during magnified view. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. the exposure might not come out as desired. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the image will be captured in the normal view.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. This is to prevent image degradation. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. 122 . Before taking a long exposure. etc. Return to the normal view before taking the picture.

the movie might not playback properly. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. To check the card’s read/write speed. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. The movie recording format will be MOV. 123 . refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. the movie might not be recorded properly. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).

movie.113-120). 169). do not point the lens toward the sun. The reflex mirror will make a sound. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. When you press the shutter button halfway. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. If necessary. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136.167. press <A> again.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. During movie shooting. To stop movie shooting. 124 . 2 Focus the subject. 3 Shooting the movie. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. While the movie is being shot.

To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file.126) on the screen’s bottom left. 20 min. 1 hr. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. During movie shooting. size] setting (p. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p.16). you can set the exposure compensation.97). By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial.16). Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. 1 hr. and aperture are set automatically. 125 . the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. bottom.5mm dia. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. The ISO speed. shutter speed..131). Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. left. If you use Movie crop. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. press the <S> button. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. the top. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. 40 min.

126 . When movie shooting starts. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. the information display will change. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera.

then press <0>.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. and ISO speed for movie shooting. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. turn the <6> dial. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users.1/30 sec.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . To set the shutter speed. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. then press <0>. To set the aperture. 3 Select [Manual]. . Select [Manual].1/60 sec. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. . • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. aperture. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. The reflex mirror will make a sound. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. select exposure].6400 127 . the speed.[Movie Under the [o] tab.

the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. is recommended. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. and aperture will not be displayed.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. the movie image might flicker. to 1/125 sec. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. 128 . the shooting mode. With manual exposure shooting.173). If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. due to the drive of the lens aperture. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. shutter speed. will be recorded. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. With Auto ISO. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. The faster the shutter speed. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom.124).

Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. 1 sec. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures).

3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. Picture Style. image-recording quality (for still photos). When <f> is selected. movierecording size. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. function and set it. 130 . pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. and AF mode. the AF points will also be displayed. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. Auto Lighting Optimizer. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. 1 Press the <Q> button. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below.

Still photos cannot be taken. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. Japan. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. etc. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. etc.). size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. 131 . Korea. in [Live mode]. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). Russia. Also. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. : Standard-definition recording quality. China. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. Australia. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. Mexico.).

000 pixels at [640x480]. 330 MB/min. 12 min. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. 49 min. 132 . you can extract a still image from the movie. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. continuous autofocusing is not possible. AF during k When [Enable] is set. 300. press the <A> button. 59 sec. [u Live mode]. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). approx. You can select [Live mode]. 39 min. However.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. If you autofocus during movie shooting. AF is possible during movie shooting. and approx. 330 MB/min. 1 hr. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. 24 min. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. (A new movie file starts being recorded. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. or [Quick mode]. 165 MB/min. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. AF will be executed in Live mode. To start movie shooting again. 49 min.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie.

still photo shooting will take effect. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. press the <w> button. AE lock is not possible. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. AE lock is not possible. 133 . no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. then press the transmit button.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. • AF/AF lock. For AF. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). p. For AF. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. press the <w> button. While holding down the <w> button. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. • AE/AF. Press the <w> button for AE lock.

Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). shutter speed.127). highlight detail will be improved. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed.16). monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. If [Enable] is set. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. you can display grid lines. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. and aperture for movie shooting (p.5mm dia. set this option to [Auto].6400. 134 . Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting.

the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. If the indicator becomes full. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. 135 . If the card has a fast writing speed. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal.126) will be displayed in red. you should set the IS switch to <2>. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. If you take still photos during movie shooting. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. The slower the card. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. First. the movie shooting might stop. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. the faster the indicator will climb upward.

However. turn off the camera. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. 136 .167. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. The image quality of movies is not affected. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. If this happens. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. However. the movie shooting will stop automatically. the sound will be properly recorded. 169) and shoot a movie. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. When not shooting. the image quality may be degraded. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p.

138) Card Reminder (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.153) 7 137 .146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.

if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. 138 . select [Image review]. then press <0>. then press <0>. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. and you cannot release the shutter. then press <0>. If [Off] is set. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. then press <0>. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. If [Hold] is set. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. then press <0>. the image display will end. Under the [1] tab. select [Release shutter without card]. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. Under the [1] tab. Select [Disable]. select [Beep]. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. During the image review. Select the desired review time. Select [Disable].

139 . Select the desired power-off time. If [Off] has been set. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off.. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. then press <0>. select [LCD brightness]. then press <0>. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. then press <0>. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. You can set this auto power-off time. Under the [6] tab. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. press the <B> button. then press <0>. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. Under the [5] tab. When checking the exposure of an image. With the adjustment screen displayed.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. To turn on the LCD monitor again. select [Auto power off].

Even after you replace the card. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. then press <0>. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced.JPG. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. Select one. If you want to use continuous file numbering.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. select [File numbering]. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . You can change how the file number is assigned. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. The available settings are described below.

the file numbering restarts from 0001. 999 reaches 9999. the file name will start with “IMG_”. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. “. you should use a newly-formatted card. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. for example. The extension will be “.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced.JPG” for JPEG images. 141 . File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. To restart the file numbering from 0001. MOV” for movies. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. and “. Each time you replace the card. If the file number in folder No. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. After the manual reset. Replace it with a new card.CR2” for RAW images. For both JPEG and RAW images. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. When you reset the file numbering manually.

It will be rotated. then press <0>. then press <0>. [OnPD] is set. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. In such a case. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. Also. select [Auto rotate]. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. Under the [5] tab. but the image does not rotate during playback. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. 142 . The available settings are described below. On the camera’s LCD monitor. Set [OnPD]. Use the software provided with the camera instead. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off].Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. the image might not rotate for playback. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. then playback the image. Select one. The setting of this feature can be changed. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer.

press the <B> button to display the settings.138) Auto power off (p. While the menu is displayed.146) Date/Time (p.65) Auto rotate display (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.150) 143 .107) Red-eye reduction (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p.96) WB correction (p.142) LCD monitor auto off (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.101)/ WB bracketing (p.102) Live View shooting (p.29) Beeper (p.

select [Clear all camera settings].Fn)]. (C. then press <0>. then press <0>. 3 Select [OK].Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. Under the [7] tab. 1 Select [Clear settings]. Select [OK]. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. then press <0>. select [Clear all Custom Func. 144 . This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. desired setting. select [Clear settings]. then press <0>.

Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 . Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec.

then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. Select [LCD auto off]. Select the desired color. Select [Disable]. then press <0>. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. When you exit the menu. Select [Screen color]. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. 146 . Under the [5] tab. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. then press <0>. select [LCD auto off]. select [Screen color].

The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. The flash functions will be displayed.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. setting] The [Built-in flash func. setting]. Select [Flash control]. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. The functions displayed under [External flash func. set this to [Enable]. If [Disable] is set. then press <0>. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. [Built-in flash func. The flash control screen will appear. setting] and [External flash func. [Flash firing] Normally. setting] or [External flash func. 147 . The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. select [Flash control]. Under the [1] tab. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. setting] and [External flash func. Select [Built-in flash func. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions.

FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. * For other flash modes. you can also set [Hi-speed]. For details. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. and [Wireless set. [Zoom]. This is for advanced users. With 2nd curtain sync.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. However. Normally.. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). When this is combined with a slow sync speed. and once immediately before the exposure ends. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. If an external Speedlite is attached. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. Shutter sync. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night.]. 148 . refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. setting] and [External flash func. If [2nd curtain] is set.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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never do any of the following. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. • Opening the card slot cover. Clean the sensor with care. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. If the power is turned off. • Setting the power switch to <2>. 154 . • Opening the battery compartment cover. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. Use a plain blower without any brush attached.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the power is cut off. A brush can scratch the sensor.

Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. 155 . going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed.

The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. 4 images and one image displayed. 3 Select the image. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. 1 Playback the image. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. display. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. the last captured image will be displayed. 156 . When you press the <x> button. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear.

On the bottom right. On the single-image display. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. 1 Select the jump method. select [Date]. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. then press <0>. press the <V> key. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. by jumping. select either one to display only movies or stills. the jump method and current image location are indicated. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. turn the <6> dial. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. To change the jump method. 157 .

158 . 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. To exit the magnified display. During image playback. The image will be magnified. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. If you hold down the button.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. press the <u> button. 1 Magnify the image. If you hold down the <u> button. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. Magnified area position around image. A movie cannot be magnified.

select [Rotate]. 159 . repeat steps 2 and 3. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. <0>. 2 Select the image. press the <M> button. 1 Select [Rotate]. then press <0>.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. you need not rotate the image as described above. To exit and return to the menu. A movie cannot be rotated. 3 Rotate the image. Under the [3] tab.142) before taking vertical shots. You can also select an image on the index display. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD].

Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p.167. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable.k Enjoying Movies Basically. 160 . 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. Playback on a TV set (p. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV.

be sure it is compatible with MOV files. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. see the PDF file instruction manual. For smooth movie playback. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. use a high-performance personal computer. inquire the software maker.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). For details on commercially-available software. 161 .

You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. Press the <x> button to display the image. press On <0>. During the index display.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. 162 . Speaker the movie. During movie playback. 4 Playback[7] (Play). The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. As movies cannot be played on the index display. Select The movie will start playing. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. see the next page. With the single-image display. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. <0>. 3 Pressthe single-image display. then press <0>. For more details on the playback procedure. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. movie.

If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. 30 min. 169) to playback a movie. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. During the single-image display. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. Displays the movie’s first frame. 2 hr. Each time you press <0>. it will fast forward the movie. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right.173). Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. If you hold down <0>. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. Displays the movie’s last frame. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. during the movie playback. Displays the editing screen (p.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. a single previous frame is displayed. Each time you press <0>.) 163 .164). it will rewind the movie.167. the movie will play frame-byframe. the still photo will be displayed for approx. If you hold down <0>.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. 1 sec. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop.

1 On the movie playback screen. select [Overwrite]. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end).X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. To change the editing. Then press <0>. increments. After deciding which part to edit out. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. Select The save screen will appear. select [New file]. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). Since the editing is done in 1-sec. select [2] and press <0>. then press <0>. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. To save it as a new movie. press <0>. 4 Save the[W]. increments (position indicated by [X]). 164 . then press <0>. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. To cancel the editing. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. be edited out. If the card does not have enough room. [New file] will not be selectable. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. go back to step 2. 3 Check the edited movie. The editing screen will be displayed. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. select [X]. movie.

Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. Under the [3] tab. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. then press <0>. The [Select date] screen will appear. Only the movies in the card will be played back. select [Slide show]. 1 Select [Slide show]. If you selected [iDate]. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. Then press <0>. then press <0>. Only the still photos in the card will be played back.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the date. then press <0>. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 .

5 Quit the slide show. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format.] is displayed. Press then press <0>. To view the slide show on a TV set. During the slide show. the key to select [Set up]. see pages 167. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. auto power off will not take effect. After [Loading image. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. 166 . To pause the slide show. then press <0>. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. press the <M> button. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. then press the <M> button. During movie playback.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. During auto playback. During pause. For still photos. the slide show will start. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. press <0>.. The display time may vary depending on the image.. 169. you can press the <U> key to view another image. During pause.

button. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. To playback movies. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. see page 162.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. * Depending on the TV set. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. insert it into the <D> terminal. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. By pressing the <B> button. 167 . you can change the display format. part of the image displayed might be cut off. turn off the camera and television. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera.

When you press the camera’s <x> button. then press <0>. When the camera is connected to a TV set. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. For a slide show. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. The menu will appear. then press the Enter button. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. image. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. then press <0>. Then press the Enter button. then press the Enter button. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. 168 . Select [Enable]. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Doing so may cause a malfunction. In such a case. Press the / button to select an option. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. Under the [4] tab.

Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. In such a case. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. For details.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Certain TV sets. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. button. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. may not operate properly. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. and use the camera to control the playback operation. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option.) To playback movies. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. see page 162. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. 169 . the images will not be displayed properly. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. see the TV set’s instruction manual. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable].

If you format the card (p. 170 .K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. only the protected images will remain. To erase a protected image. then press <0>. The <K> icon will disappear. To protect another image. Once an image is protected. To exit the image protection. press <0> again. Under the [3] tab.42). If you erase all the images (p. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. The protect setting screen will appear. press the <M> button. Image protect icon protect it. The menu will reappear. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. 1 Select [Protect images]. When an image is protected. select [Protect images].172). This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. then press <0>. you must first cancel the protection. the protected images will also be erased. To cancel the image protection. repeat step 2.

then image displayed will be erased. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. Under the [3] tab. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. 171 . 2 Press the <L> button. The Select [Erase]. it cannot be recovered. 1 Select [Erase images]. Once an image is erased. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. Protected images (p. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. you can erase multiple images at one time. protect them. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. select [Erase images]. press <0>. then press <0>.170) will not be erased. 3 Erase the image.

Select [Select and erase then press <0>.42). press the <u> button. repeat step 3. all the images in the card will be erased. format the card (p. 4 Erase the images. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. To erase other images. The selected images will be erased. Press the <L> button. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left.L Erasing Images images]. press the <I> button. To return to the single-image display. 172 . 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. To also erase protected images. to be erased. The images will be displayed. then press <0>. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. To display the three-image display. Select [OK].

B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. recording format <D>. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. 173 . About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. you can switch the shooting information display. the 73 file size is displayed. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. recording size <A/B/C>.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. <G> will be displayed. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. the movie icon <k/ >. * For movie files. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again.

green. And if there are too many pixels on the right. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). And the more pixels there are toward the right.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. the brighter and denser the color. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. And the more pixels there are toward the right. If there are too many pixels on the left. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. and blue). while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. the color will be too saturated with no detail. the darker the image. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). The gradation in-between will be reproduced. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. The more pixels there are toward the left. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. the darker and less prominent the color. the brighter the image. If there are too many pixels on the left. 174 . the highlight detail will be lost. the respective color information will be lacking. the shadow detail will be lost.

185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. etc.Printing Images Printing (p. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. quantity to print. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. 9 175 .

the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. 4 Turn on the printer. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. Some printers may make a beeping sound.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. up the printer. 2 SetFor details. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. see the printer’s instruction manual. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. To connect to the printer. 176 . Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>.

To find out what’s wrong. 4 hours is possible. For direct printing. Press the < The image will appear. printing up to approx. 177 . Movies cannot be printed. 2. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5.184). The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. it indicates a problem with the printer. 6 Playback thex> button.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. Press the <x> button to playback the image. first turn off the camera and printer. 3. Before disconnecting the cable. do the following: 1. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. select [Print]. Press <0>. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. On the print setting screen. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. With a fully-charged battery. make sure it is fully charged. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable.

and layout. The paper settings screen will appear. Returns to the screen in step 1. Sets the quantity to be printed.setting screen will appear. type.180). Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. * Depending on the printer. 0 2 Press <print>. 178 . Starts the printing. The paper size. type. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. <0>. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. Some settings might not be available. 3 Select [Paper settings]. and layout you have set are displayed. see the printer’s instruction manual.then press Select [Paper settings]. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed.183). For details. Sets the paper size.

the print will have borders. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. The page layout screen will appear. On A4 or Letter size paper. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. shutter speed. lens name.. then press <0>. then press <0>. The print setting screen will reappear. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. exposure compensation amount. or 20 images on one sheet.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. 16. 179 . 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. ISO speed. 9. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. * From the Exif data. Option to print 2. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. etc. 8. will be imprinted. shooting mode. The print will have no borders. 4.185) will be printed. The paper type screen will appear. white balance. then press <0>. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. the camera name. aperture.

zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. However. * When you change the printing effects.need not set necessary. The image noise is reduced before printing. then press <0>. No automatic correction will be applied. then press <0>.182). If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. For details. Select the desired printing effect. go to step 5. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. yellowish blacks. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. 180 . If you any printing effects. Prints in black-and-white with cool.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. bluish blacks. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast.

any trimming (p. then select [OK]. Select <I>. Set the number of copies.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. If image tilt correction (p. the number of copies will always be 1.183) has been applied. it may take longer to print the image. then press <0>.144). the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. With Easy printing. then press <0>. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. Select [Print]. Just select the image and press the <l> button. Set as necessary. then press <0>.) Also. then press <0>. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. Set as desired.183) will not be applied. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. 181 . Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. With Easy printing. Select <R>. 7 Start printing. all the settings will revert to the default. (You cannot set the number of copies. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. necessary. then press <0>. you can print another image using the same settings. To stop the printing.

The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. When [On] is set. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. you can adjust the [Contrast]. [Color tone].255). Red-eye corr. press the <B> button. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. You can then adjust the printing effect. the red eye will be corrected for printing. select the printing effect. When [On] is set. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. the face will be brightened for printing. and [Color balance]. 182 .] effects will not show on the screen. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. A is amber. use the <S> keys. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. and G is green.]. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 .wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. When you select [Detail set. [Saturation].127) or highlight level (128 . If you select [Clear all]. To adjust the [Color balance]. B is for blue. M is magenta. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye.

Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. and aspect ratio. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. 2 Set the trimming frame size. 183 . The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. the size of the trimming frame will change. Do the trimming right before printing. 1 On the print setting screen. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. you may have to set the trimming again.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. select [Trimming]. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. When you adjust the image tilt.5-degree increments. The smaller the trimming frame. The print setting screen will reappear. position. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen.

refer to the printer’s instruction manual. The smaller you make the trimming frame. resume printing. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. While trimming the image. For details on resuming the printing. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. If you look at the image on a TV screen. etc. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. and check the waste ink tank. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. For details on how to fix a printing problem. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. the grainier the picture will look on the print. After fixing the problem. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. see the printer’s instruction manual. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. no paper. Press <0> to stop printing. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified.wPrinting Depending on the printer. 184 .

] 185 . Select [Set up]. and [File No. then press <0>. Under the [3] tab.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. (They cannot be set individually for each image. Select the option to be set. Select the desired setting.]. select [Print order]. then press <0>. and file No. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. then press <0>. the option as desired. [Print type] [Date] [File No. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. date imprinting.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. [Date]. 2 Select [Set up]. then press <0>. imprinting.

W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. select [Sel. depending on the image type. Press the <7> button. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. If this happens with your printer. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. The print order screen will reappear. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. When printing with DPOF. Even if [Date] and [File No.] are set to [On].] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. the print order may not be possible. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. Also. 4 Exit the setting. on the print. both the [Date] and [File No. With [Index] prints. Next. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. [On] imprints the file No. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. the date or file No. Prints both the standard and index prints. 186 .

the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. When using a PictBridge printer. If you select [Clear all on card]. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. press the <u> button. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. all the images might not be printed. To return to the single-image display. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. press the <I> button. If you specify more than this. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing.Image Select and order images one by one. Even if you select “All image”. print no more than 400 images for one print order. To display the three-image display. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. After completing the print order. 187 . [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image.

178) Set the printing effects (p. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing.180) if necessary. 5 Select [OK]. 1 Prepare to print. See page 176. Before printing. (p. 188 . Under [Adjust levels]. If [Bordered] is set. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. the card’s remaining capacity was low. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. 3 Select [Print]. • When you paused the printing. select [Print order]. Depending on the printer. [Manual] cannot be selected.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. • When you set the index. you can easily print images with DPOF. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. be sure to set the paper size. 2 Under the [3] tab. select [Resume]. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. see page 184. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. If a problem occurs during printing.

Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes.Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. You can do it with Custom Functions. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 .

the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. then press <0>. 4 Exit the the <M> button. Under the [7] tab. Press the <U> the Custom Function No. setting. (C.144). 190 . Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. then press <0>. Press to select the setting (number). Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. then press <0>. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired.Fn)]. Custom Function No. select [Custom Functions (C.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. At the bottom of the screen. select [Clear all Custom Func. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C..Fn)].

) 191 .195 k C. (Settings are disabled.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.193 p. C. speed in Av mode p.196 p.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.194 k k k C.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.194 p.195 p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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To verify whether the image is original. the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required.3 Custom Function SettingsN C. When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. 197 .173). The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3. the <L> icon will appear.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically.

the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. press the <V> key to change the order. press the <M> button. Menu]. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. On the confirmation dialog. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. then press <0>.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. then Select [Register to My press <0>. You can register up to six items in My Menu. To return to the screen in step 2. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. Under the [9] tab. the desired items. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. then press <0>. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. Then press <0>. 198 . select [My Menu settings]. then Select press <0>. With [z] displayed.

The text entry screen will appear. 3 Enter text.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. option. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. 4 Exit theentering the text. 1 Select [Copyright information].] to check the copyright information currently set. press the After <M> button to exit. Under the [7] tab. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. setting. select [Copyright information]. it will be appended to the image as Exif information.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. then press <0>. Select [Display copyright info. then press <0>. 199 .

press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. Exiting After completing the text entry. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. then press <0> to enter it. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software).3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. Entering text In the bottom area. press the <S> key to select a character. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. 200 . Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry.

system accessories. 11 201 . The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. etc.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features.

etc. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. see page 117. computer keyboards.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. 202 . AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). see the Extender’s instruction manual.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. etc. etc.48).6 or smaller (larger f/number). For details. solid-color walls.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. etc.) In such cases.

2 Connect the DC Coupler. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. After using the camera.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). 203 . the DC cord.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. 1 Connect the power cord. Close the cover. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration.

Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights. The camera will autofocus.4 feet from the camera. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. During wireless remote control. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used.71). try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. 204 . When focus is achieved. delay.

use the eyepiece cover (p.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. To prevent this. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary.23) attached to the camera strap. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. 1 Remove the eyecup. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. 205 . eyepiece cover.

it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. setting]. For detailed instructions. only [Flash exp. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function.] to be set.147). 206 .) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. comp] and [E-TTL II meter.] can be set for [External flash func.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. the flash will fire at full output only. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . In other words.

If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. It might not fire. or slower. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. the flash can be fired at full output only. shoot in the manual flash mode. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. 207 .

Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings].] to Press <0>.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. To set up. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. If you set [Disable]. please check with the card manufacturer. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. 4 Display the connection information. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. use of the card is not permitted. transmission. then press <0>. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. Without approval. Select [Connection info. set [Enable]. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. then press <0>.]. then press <0>. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. 208 . use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. please check with the card manufacturer. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. select settings]. (p. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer).

209 . see the card’s instruction manual. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. Turn the camera off and on again. During the image transfer. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point.58). check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. In hospitals.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. For details. it may still transmit a signal. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. The battery power will be consumed faster. Because of the transmission function. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. auto power off will not take effect.] is set to [Disable]. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. airports. 6 Take the picture. If the image transfer does not work. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. For transferred images. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. 211 . *4: For autoexposure only. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. [Remote control] can be set. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu.

and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. [7] Set-up 3. [y] Shooting 3. / 8 sec.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. 2. 212 . / 4 sec. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. 1.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2.

/ 2 min. 1600 / Max. 3200 / Max. / 1 min. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. / 15 min. 800 / Max.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. / 8 min. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. 213 . / 4 min. 400 / Max.

) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. min. day) and time (hour.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year..Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. (C.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 . month. sec.

no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. / 30 min. / 30 sec. / 1 min. the [Expo. comp. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. Live View function settings 215 . On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. [7] Set-up 3. WB Shift/BKT. The [y] Shooting 3./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp.]. Under the [2] tab. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. / 10 min. / 16 sec. no AE lock / AE/AF. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

When the image recording is completed.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. Recharge the battery (p. If this happens. If there is a problem with the battery charger. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack.44). Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. Press the <B> button (p. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. the power will turn off automatically. 218 . The battery charger’s lamp blinks. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>.26). The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p.31).24).26). Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p.

The card is not properly inserted (p.31). If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. Auto power off is in effect. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. a picture cannot be taken. press the shutter button gently (p. To prevent camera shake.24).37. 123). 69). 219 . 171).107. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. The image is out of focus. If the card is full. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. If you do not want auto power off to take effect.36. Purchase a new one.33). Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded.31. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. the number of possible shots will decrease.31). set the IS switch to <1>. or focus manually (p. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. The camera turns off by itself. 37).

the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72.134).194). If you shoot at night when the background is dark. set the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard].194).192).). When I use the <f> mode with flash.Fn)] menu. [Low].193). see page 42 or 224. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set.134).Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. If it is set to [Strong]. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. or [Disable]. the shutter speed becomes slow.Fn)] menu. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. 220 . This also applies to movie shooting (p. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. ISO 100 cannot be set. This also applies to movie shooting (p. ISO 100 can be set (p. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. ISO 100 cannot be set. If a card error message is displayed. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. etc.

camera operation noise can be heard.. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. The movie shooting terminates by itself. 221 . The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. To find out the card’s read/write speed.135). Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. movie shooting will stop automatically. etc.109). the respective operation noise will also be recorded. If you use flash.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. When a movie is played. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. movie shooting may stop automatically. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. 59 sec. This is normal. If the card’s writing speed is slow. see the card manufacturer’s Web site.

The menu screen shows few tabs and options. The file numbering does not start from 0001.40). certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. If you use a card which already has images recorded. 222 . use a soft cloth to clean it. If Adobe RGB is set. it cannot be erased (p. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. The image cannot be erased. If the image has been protected.170). In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode.96). the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. Set the color space to sRGB. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. In low or high temperatures. If the LCD monitor is dirty.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image.140). It will return to normal at room temperature. the first character will be an underscore (p.

Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software).29). If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. No image appears on the TV screen. The correct date and time has not been set (p. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. The card reader does not detect the card. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable.214). [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p.180). This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. In such a case. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. 169).167. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p.169). 223 .

Turn the camera off and on again. Operate the power switch (p. erase unnecessary images.27). Operate the power switch (p. replace the card.27. Shooting is not possible due to an error.27). remove and install the battery pack 70.Error Codes Error No. on again or re-install the battery. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. 42). If there is a problem with the camera. 01 02 05 224 . Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. 04 Replace the card. Countermeasures No. 10. 20. Turn the camera off and 30. Remove and insert the card again. write down the error No. Cannot save images because card is full. 60. or format the card (p.13. 16). 50. Operate the power switch. an error message will appear. or format the card (p. Clean the lens contacts. 171. 80 again.31. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. 26) * If the error still persists. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. Follow the onscreen instructions. Replace card. 42). 40. Card cannot be accessed.31. Turn the camera off and on again. The built-in flash could not be raised. or use a Canon lens (p.

90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. 17. Manual. Preset (Daylight. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. 17. SDXC memory card 22. Monochrome. 18.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto.3 x 14. 4. Tungsten light. Flash).Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital.0 JPEG. Neutral. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. 1.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. Portrait.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. User Def. SDHC memory card.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card. Shade. White fluorescent light. single-lens reflex.3 Auto. Faithful. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . 1 . 8. Cloudy. Landscape.

ISO 100) One-Shot AF. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . shutter-priority AE.5 . Close-up.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. Program).20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments).4 USM lens.+1.0 .0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. Sports. 95% Magnification: Approx.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx. ISO 100 . aperture-priority AE.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . Flash Off. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx.18 (at 23°C/73°F. Creative Auto.6400 Auto. Portrait. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. AI Servo AF. Night Portrait. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 .3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . depth-of-field AE. 0. AI Focus AF. Landscape. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.

in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx.) • Flash Retractable. 1/4000 sec.: 13/43 (ISO 100. delay and 10-sec. self-timer with 10sec. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . 34 shots RAW: Approx. Max. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. 3 sec. Available range varies by shooting mode. (Full Auto mode). 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec.7 shots/sec.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting.4 USM lens. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. X-sync at 1/200 sec. 3. auto pop-up flash Guide No. approx. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. continuous shooting.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled.. or 2-sec.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. bulb (Total shutter speed range. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . to 30 sec. to 1/60 sec.

ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7. 60p: 59. 1. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . 25p: 25. 330 MB/min. 50p: 50.04 million dots Approx. 24p: 23.00 fps.6400 (in whole-stop increments).20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx.4 USM lens.94 fps.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx. 330 MB/min.7 cm (3 inches) with approx.97 fps.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.976 fps. 165 MB/min.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 165 MB/min. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 .

9-image index.5x . by movie. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. video/audio OUT. detailed info. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . jump by 10 or 100 images.10x Image browsing methods: Single image.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). Single image + Info (Basic info. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. approx. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. by shooting date. approx. histogram). 1. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx.5mm dia. 4-image index.

Approx.1 x 3. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .104°F During shooting: 0°C . 82 g / 2. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.6 x 2.8 oz.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .4 x 55.40°C / 43°F .0 in. 82 g / 2.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. Weight: Approx.40°C / 32°F .4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . Approx.1 x 15.7 x 1.8 x 3. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.2 in. Weight: Approx.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .7 oz.40°C / 43°F .8 oz. 475 g / 16.4 in.5 x 75.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.40°C / 32°F .5 mm / 2.1 x 3. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .8 x 97. 530 g / 18.5 x 0.9 oz.9 oz.3 mm / 5.2 mm / 1.40°C / 43°F . 52 g / 1. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.1 x 3.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.7 x 1.5 mm / 2.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.4 in.

(75 x 112 mm / 3.25 m / 0.48 ft. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.67 x 45 mm / 8. magnification: 0.8 in.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .4 in.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . 231 .11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.5-5.8 in.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .1 x 5.3 .82 ft.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .49 m / 1.0 x 4.0 oz.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .82 ft.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0. consult the respective lens maker. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . 455 g / 16.9 x 19.6 x 1. (at 0.0 in.1 oz.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3. (327 x 503 mm / 12.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3. Weight: Approx.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.25 m / 0.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .7 x 2. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera. 200 g / 7.4 x 101 mm / 3.8 in. Weight: Approx. magnification: 0.2.61 ft. (From image sensor plane) Max.0 x 4. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. diameter x length: 75.5 x 70 mm / 2. diameter x length: 68.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.5-5.45 m / 1.

a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack).0 and Exif 2. in the United States and other countries. etc.” * Notice displayed in English as required. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. 232 . although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. HDMI.g. HDMI logo. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. LLC.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer.. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output.21 (also called “Exif Print”). Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers.

And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. or emits smoke or fumes. and clothing. smoke. . disassemble. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. death. and material damage. deforms. and explosions. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. . This is to prevent electrical shock. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. skin. • During the recharging. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. Also. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. etc. excessive heat. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . • If excessive heat. It can cause blindness or skin problems. and accessories not specified in this booklet. connecting cables. If a child swallows the battery. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. and fire.Do not use any batteries. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. . changes color. chemical leakage.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. consult a physician immediately. follow the safeguards below: . This is to prevent fire or an explosion. 233 .Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). When using flash to photograph an infant. or clothing. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. skin. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. It may cause an accident. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. See a physician immediately. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. It may impair the person’s vision. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. power sources. keep at least 1 meter away. Be careful not to get burned in the process.Do not short-circuit. heat generation. . flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. do not exceed the recharging time.40°C (32°F . If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. accessories. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. This is to prevent an explosion or fire.104°F). remove it immediately. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use.

Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens.Do not scratch.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. . . grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. . • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. benzene. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. If the surrounding is dusty. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places.When unplugging a power plug. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. Doing so may damage your vision. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. Doing so may cause injury. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. cut. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. humid. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. or oily.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. Otherwise. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. . the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. • Do not use paint thinner.Always insert the power plug all the way in. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. 234 . . Also do not twist or tie the cords. check if it is allowed. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. follow the safeguards below: . • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth.

Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources.canon-europe.. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. (EEA: Norway.com/environment. waste authority. For more information about the recycling of this product. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. in accordance with the Battery Directive. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). please contact your local city office. e. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE.European Union (and EEA) only. Cd = Cadmium.g. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste.

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...... 106 Clear settings ... 64....................... 224 SD speed class ........... 99 Color tone.................... 134 AEB............... 31 Card reminder ........... 82 Bulb .......................... 42 Problem.....80 Audio/video OUT......160.............27...................................67 Aperture-priority AE ....................................................96 AE lock................ 169 Access lamp................................ self-timer ...........76 Basic Zone modes ..........97..........67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ............................................................. 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer... 76......45..................................................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)........... 2. 93 Built-in flash............. 79.................. 138 Black-and-white image ................85 Adobe RGB... 138 Eye-Fi.....................................160................................. 92 A A/V OUT.................... 84 C C (Creative Auto) ........................... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)............. 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off...80 B B/W (Monochrome).................. 216 Beeper.............. 3............................................... 52 Color space .................67 AI Servo AF............................................................................37 Card............................. 123 SDHC/SDXC.......................................... 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE).............................. 13................................131 1st-curtain sync..... 112.............................. 143 Camera shake ...............20 Battery → Power 237 ......... 32................... 92 Continuous shooting.......Index 1280x720 .....................................89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF).. 86 Cleaning (image sensor) .......................71 4......... 167......... 36 Settings display................. 55 Cable ..... 169 Camera Camera shake.................. 144 Holding the camera.... 31.................................................................... 2 Center-weighted average metering ..................................................................131 Battery Grip .....148 2nd-curtain sync......................... 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up . 35 .148 2-sec.............or 9-image index display.. 96 Color temperature ...............156 640x480 ..................................131 1920x1080 . 160.................................... 70 Contrast....... 208 Format.....................................................................

... 64 External Speedlite........................................ 47.................... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF)................................. 131 Full Auto . 48 Focus mode switch ................................... 113 AF point selection ............................................................. 69..190 List...208 Eyepiece cover ...................171 Error codes .... 132.................................................................. 202 Recompose.....................147............29 DC coupler..............224 Evaluative metering .....86 Exposure compensation ..176 Dioptric adjustment ......................................... 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) .................. 206 Eye-Fi card ....98 238 ... 117.. 46 Focus lock ......................... 56 Flash-sync speed.................................................................. 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects ..... 117...................................151 E Erase (image) .. 68 AF-assist beam................23...........................................................................185 Drive mode .........76 FE lock..................................................................70............... 149 Effective range ................................20 Custom Functions.... 160 D Date/Time ....................... 140 File size .................................................................... 214 Flash ..... 47..199 Creative Auto ................... 64 2nd-curtain sync ............ 72....Index Copyright information..... 71 Dust Delete Data ...... 77 Digital terminal ......191 File number . 147..................16....203 Depth-of-field preview......................................... 88 Flash off .......................................114 Faithful . 194 Beeper .................................................................................. 69 Focusing AF mode ...... 65 Flash exposure compensation .................... 202 Manual focusing......................... 88 Focus confirmation light ........... 147 Red-eye reduction ..... 123........................... 148 Built-in flash .. 48 Format (card initialization)........87 Extension .......................................... 93 Firmware Ver. 66.......................... 64 Custom Functions.... 98 Flash exposure compensation...................... 192 Menu setting ..82 Dial................... 131 Full High-Definition.......... 46 Full HD ...................................... ......36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF................................................190 Clear all ...................141 External Speedlite..... 33................ 42 Frame rate.............................................. 131........... 120 Out of focus ................................55 Creative Zone modes .................................................. 49...... 206 FE lock.

..... 75 Language selection ............... 13 Auto off...................................... 63 G Grid display ............... 156 ISO speed .............................160..................................110.....170 Rotate ....... 113 239 .................168 High-Definition ..................... 44 Image playback.................................. 139 Display switching ................ 146 Brightness adjustment .....158 Playback ............131...157 Magnified view..... 72 Jump display ....35 Attaching/Detaching ........................................................Index Function availability table......... 20 Image-recording quality.. 134 H HDMI..........................156 Jump display (Image browsing).................. 155 Menu screen ................................... 173 View on TV ...... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction.................... 33 .. 138 Image verification data ...... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ................................................................ 146 Shooting settings display .............................................................................................................. 167 Image area............................... 104 Live mode (AF). 62 Auto.................................................. 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ................ 72 Index display ..... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ............................................ 151 Image review time .....174 Index................................................... 155 Protect ....................... 63 ISO expansion ....................34 Landscape............................................. 18 Lens................173 Highlight tone priority ................................ 30 LCD monitor .. 157 L I ICC profile .......................... 51.........171 Highlight alert...96 Image Auto playback ..... 167 Highlight alert ............165 Erase ...............58.............................. 58.............................................................203 J JPEG ....... 21....173 Histogram .................112.....................210 Image dust prevention..........................62...................................................................................... 159 Shooting information............... 40 Screen color.................. 160...160............173 Highlight detail loss ............. 197 Image Zone ............174 Household power ...142...........

............... 160 File size............113 Grid display ............................................. 134 Still photo shooting..........................212 My Menu........................112................................................. 54 Night scene ........................... 164 Enjoying .... 120 Microphone ......... 193 Nomenclature.86 Metering timer............. 84...................................... 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ......76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ................................. 60 PAL......... 129 View on TV .. 16 .....Index Live View shooting...............................22 NTSC .................... 132 Shooting..... 74..................... 131.........42. 158 Malfunction ..218 Manual exposure ..... 132 Frame rate .................................... 195 Mode Dial........134 Mirror lockup ...................... 160................40 Metering mode........... 167 My Menu ................ 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ............................ 134 MF (Manual focusing) ........................120.. 198 N Neutral...................................................................198 Setting operation ..............................73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings .................... 123 Sound recording .. 43 M M (Manual exposure)..................................................109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format........... 193 Long exposure .....................................69........20 Monochrome................. 76 Night Portrait .................. 66 P P (Program AE)... 131 Manual exposure shooting.....106................83........... 127 Manual focusing............................. 120 Maximum burst ..........................................................................................112 Possible shots ......... 66 One-Shot AF .....................107 Focusing............................................................................................................ 131 Recording time.................69......................................... 124 Editing out first and last scenes .. 214 240 ................................ 131 Playback ...... 162 Recording size ................ 131.......... 127 Movie crop ..........................................83 Magnified view ..... 70..........................

. 54....72 Playback .............................175 Picture Style Adjustment..........24 Switch ... 109 Recharge ......................................................183 Trimming..................... 150.....180........................... 31 Remote control shooting..................... 144 Rotate (image)...................176 Page layout....................................74 Recharge......................................179 Paper settings.......58...................27...178 Partial metering. 126........ 182 Tilt correction ..... 133..... 93 Sharpness ........183 Program AE ......28 Household power......... 139 Battery check.................................. 57............. 71........................................................................... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ............................ 142.....................Index Paper settings (printing).....................86 Peripheral illumination correction ...................... 153 Sepia (Monochrome)...... 75 Possible shots...........185 Printing effects .........91 Selection............. 72 ............28............................. 72 ..................................................................... 110...........179 Print Order (DPOF).........28.................................................. 27...............74 RAW+JPEG...........94 Pixels ................. 65 Release shutter without card.. 71 Sensor cleaning...................50.......................... 24 Red-eye reduction ............................................. 155 Portrait ......................170 R RAW ..............75 User defined ..................................60 Program shift .................. 109 Power Auto power off ...................27 Printing. 204 Revert to default settings............104 PictBridge......................................................61 Protect (image erase-protection)....................38 Quick Control screen ................................................ 159 S Safety warnings................................ 233 Saturation .................. 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ...118 241 .38 Quick mode (AF)..................................203 Possible shots ....... 92 Shooting information display .......................

.....53 Spot metering.................49 2 (Portrait) .75 Stopped-down aperture ............ 101 Custom ......46 7 (Flash Off) .......................................................................................................................................... 99 Personal....................... 163 W WB → White balance White balance ............................................................162 Sports................................................................37 Shutter-priority AE ....216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ........93 Trimming (printing).....................................................86 sRGB ......... 214 View on TV...... 19 Dioptric adjustment ....... 167 Viewfinder ............................50 3 (Landscape) .....................................................183 242 ....................................................165 Sound recording ........82 Strap ..................................78 P (Program AE) .......52 5 (Sports)............................ 99 Bracketing....... 36 Volume (Movie playback) ........... 160......................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ..134 Speaker............... 78 V Video system.....................51 4 (Close-up) ...............................................................................................................................................................18 Shutter button ..............Index Shooting mode..................................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ........................54 k (Movie shooting)..................53 6 (Night Portrait) .123 Shooting settings display ... 100 T Tone priority .......23 System map....... 169................................96 Standard .........85 M (Manual exposure) .....................................78 Slide show ..........................................................................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)....60 C (Creative Auto) ......194 Toning effect (Monochrome) .............................55 1 (Full Auto)... 102 Correction ........

.Picture Style ............p......................Basic Zone Modes ..251 p.......250 p.........s: Shutter-priority AE .................246 p.249 p....k Shooting Movies .......256 Installing the Software ...254 p................249 p................p....S AF Point ..247 p....255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk .254 p..........253 p.Using the Built-in Flash..A Live View Shooting..........Nomenclature ...257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk ........d: Program AE ...........Custom Functions ......251 p........Image Playback ..............Creative Zone Modes .........259 243 ...............Z: ISO Speed ....250 p...252 p....250 p.p..........................Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations .....................245 p...............p........252 p.......250 p.........246 p....244 p................................Image-recording Quality ......i Drive Mode ..f: Aperture-priority AE...................Q Quick Control Screen .............E: AF Mode..

Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. 2. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 3. press <0>. 4. After setting the item. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . then press the <V> key to select the desired item. Press the <U> key to select the tab. Press <0> to display the setting.

you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. The Quick Control screen will appear.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. 245 . Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. press the <Q> button. then turn the <6> dial to set it. In the Basic Zone modes (except C).

Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Press the <U> key to select the quality. 246 . then press <0>. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. then press <0>. see the camera’s instruction manual. Black-and-white images. then press <0>. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max.

Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. and the camera does the rest. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. then shoot.) Press the <Q> button. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). 249 . You just press the shutter button. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. then press the <S> key to select the function. Turn the <6> dial to set the function.

then focus the subject.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. If the aperture display blinks. The shutter speed will be set automatically. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. If the shutter speed display blinks. then focus the subject. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. The aperture will be set automatically. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. 250 .

Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. then press <0>. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. Press the <ZE> button. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. 251 . While looking at the viewfinder.

the ISO speed setting will be displayed.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. then press <0>. When you press the shutter button halfway. 252 . Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. When “AUTO” is selected. the ISO speed is set automatically. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button.

To change the Live View settings.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. 180 shots 253 . Press the shutter button halfway to focus. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx.

Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. To shoot still photos. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . press <A> again. press the shutter button.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. To stop movie shooting.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. 256 . You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals.

Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. the window for Step 4 appears. B When installation ends. remove the CD. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). 257 . If not necessary. The software will not be installed correctly. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. To download images from the cameras. 5 Once your computer has restarted. 4 Click [Restart]. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. uninstall the software.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual).

2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD).6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. the window for Step 4 appears. uninstall the software. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). 5 Remove the CD. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 258 . If not necessary. 4 Click [Finish].4 . 3 Click [Install] to start installation.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. On your computer’s desktop. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. When installation ends.10. To download images from the cameras.

3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh.pdf files. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. Double-click the START.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 3 Double-click the START. Then select your language. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. Double-click on the CD icon. To save the PDF manual to your computer. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Then select your language.pdf files.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. To save the PDF manual to your computer. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 2 Open the CD. 259 .0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 2 Open the CD. Acrobat Reader (version 6. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Acrobat Reader (version 6.

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